Dr Declan Hofbauer (Osteopathy)
An RMIT graduate, Declan treats everyone's unique presentation in a holistic manner with the aim to help everyone move towards their peak health, regardless of their condition or background. Chronic pain and neurological conditions are particular interests of Declan's.
Skiing since he could walk, Declan grew up in the high country of Victoria and is an avid skier and cyclist, with a background in elite alpine ski racing as both an athlete and coach. This sporting background, along with the desire to work with and help people, attracted Declan to osteopathy.
Declan has worked alongside world leading orthopaedic surgeons in India, managing patients both pre- and post-surgery for frozen shoulders, knees and hips. Declan is trained in dry needling and cupping and also has extensive knowledge of mattresses and pillows with over 2 years of experience in the sleep industry.
“Health is an individual concept that is unique to everyone and one that will constantly evolve and change throughout that person’s life. Health is not a single rule, rather an empowering, dynamic tool to use in getting the most out of life”.
Dr Melissa Arnts (Osteopath)
Melissa’s love of health and physical activity is what drew her to the career of Osteopathy. Her passion for helping people through their various aches and pains is what drives her each day in clinical practice.
We have been lucky enough to have Melissa treating at our clinic for the last 7 years since graduating with a Masters of Osteopathy in 2013. We love the fun and energy she brings to the clinic and her holistic approach to health.
Melissa has undergone several professional development courses and has a keen interest in the area of Women’s health, in particular treating and supporting women throughout pregnancy and assisting their transition into motherhood. Melissa is also currently undertaking her Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health at the University of NSW.
Melissa is also qualified to use dry needling and often uses this as an adjunct to her treatment. Melissa uses a wide variety of techniques but believes that treatment should be individualised to the patients’ needs and preferences, and can be as gentle or direct as required.
Living locally in St Kilda means you will often see Melissa riding her bike through Albert Park on her way to work, and stopping off at the market for all of her fresh food.
Dr Alli Van Ommen (Osteopath)
Alli founded Without Limits Health in 2011. Alli's journey towards Osteopathy comes from a love of competitive sport and a fascination of how the body works.
Without Limits Health was founded with a vision to share knowledge with people. Education is a powerful tool and we use that at Without Limits to help you understand:
What is happening in your body,
How we can help you &,
How you can help yourself.
Where there is water you will usually find Alli somewhere nearby, either playing Water polo, Surfing, SUP boarding or Ocean Swimming.
"knowledge is the key to a healthy mind, body and soul, the only limits we have are the ones we create."